The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea stay out of sight most of the day. Viewers don't seem to mind waiting for hours while nothing happens. When the stray cats finally come to eat the food left out for them, people watching online sit enrapt at their feline charms.
An Australian man who reportedly served as a senior recruiter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant group has been killed in an airstrike by U. S. forces in Iraq, according to reports.
The U. S. military told the Australian government that Neil Prakash was killed along with about a dozen other ISIS fighters in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq last Friday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Prakash is believed to be the most senior Australian figure to have joined ISIS, and has previously called for attacks on his home country and the United States.
(FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures.
The U. S. said it and Russia had arranged a cease-fire between the Syrian government and rebels around Aleppo, where heavy fighting in recent weeks disrupted peace talks and threatened to spark a new wave of refugees.
North Korea holds its Workers’ Party Congress on Friday — the first time this apex political meeting has happened since 1980. It brings together Kim Jong Un and the reclusive state’s governing elite, and security is tight: movement in and out of the capital, Pyongyang, has been restricted, while inspections and property sweeps have been ramped up, according to local media.